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CLAYTON, NORTH CAROLINA -- A home appraisal is a critical piece of the multi-layered transaction involved in the sale, purchase or refinancing of a home. The appraisal can literally make or break a real estate transaction, which also involves the time and efforts of the seller, buyer, lender and real estate broker. It is a part of the process that should be respected in the ultimate success of the real estate deal. Raleigh-Durham Appraisals knows homes and the house selling process in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Clayton, Cary, Apex and other cities in the Triangle Region and can provide some invaluable and helpful tips..

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Homeowners should be aware of important details related to the appraisal process. The Raleigh-Durham home appraiser coming to your home is certified in North Carolina. The appraiser has completed required appraisal coursework (currently 200 hours for residential appraisers), spent a minimum of two years appraising under a supervisor and successfully passed a stringent examination before becoming certified on his or her own.

While at your property, the appraiser will measure your home, take exterior and interior photos, note the features and condition of your home, and discuss renovations or upgrades that you have made that may add value.

Most appraisers prefer to do all of their necessary work at the home with minimal interference and distractions. It is recommended that you do not follow the appraiser around the property. Some homes require dozens of measurements and meticulous note-taking and it's easy to lose focus while engaged in conversation. Any experienced appraiser will admit to having to sheepishly reschedule a second visit to a home because they forgot to take a photo of, say, the 1/2 bath, while answering questions. Appraisers definitely need the homeowners assistance with more information regarding the home or to point out upgrades, renovations or even deterioration, but it is best to save that time until after the measuring, photo taking and other inspection criteria have been completed.

After leaving your home, the appraiser will drive by and photograph homes in your subdivision or neighborhood that are likely candidates for comparable sold and active homes. In the office, the appraiser analyzes the data and composes the final report. To better assist the appraiser in his duties while on your property and to help with additional analysis when preparing the report, the following information, if available, prove to be helpful:

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